This is an illustrated pocket guide to identifying and dating furniture for collectors. Each double-page spread is devoted to a particular item and gives a question-and-answer guide to identification, followed by a detailed analysis. There are notes on fakes and restorations. The guide features analyses of individual types of furniture, organized by category and period, from America, England and the continent. Special spreads are given over to woods, legs and feet, handles, pediments and mouldings. Special categories include drawered furniture, seat furniture, tables, writing furniture, bookcases and cabinets, mirrors and beds. A companion checklist of art deco antiques is published simultaneously.
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Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since become one of the world's leading antiques experts in the field. In 1979 she co-founded the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books. Judith Miller appears regularly on TV and radio. She is an expert on the BBC's 'Antiques Roadshow' and hosted the BBC TV series 'The House Detectives', ITV's 'Antiques Trail', and Discovery's 'It's Your Bid'. She has appeared on 'The Martha Stewart Show' and CNN. She is a regular lecturer and contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines, including Financial Times, BBC Homes & Antiques and House & Garden. She has lectured extensively, including at the V&A in London and the Smithsonian in Washington.
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